In that shame/honor culture, she is lucky she didn’t suffer a worse fate. Anyway, this story is of interest because of what it indicates about the ease of divorce for men in Islamic law, and how this jeopardizes women.
“Man divorces wife after she jokingly slaps him,” from Emirates 24/7 News, October 18 (thanks to Emad):
A Saudi husband instantly divorced his wife after she tried to joke with him by slapping his face in front of his mother, Kabar newspaper reported on Monday.
The unidentified Saudi wife apparently wanted to show her mother-in-law how happy she was with her husband when his mother visited them at their house in Riyadh, the online Arabic language paper said.
“She slapped him and laughed in front of her mother-in-law… instead of laughing or slapping her back, the shocked husband immediately divorced her,” it said.
“He then kicked her out of the house and told her he would never remarry her… the man rejected all reconciliation attempts by relatives and said she could not come back to his house until Doomsday.”